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A lightweight php namespace aware autoload generator

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PHP Autoload Builder

The PHP AutoloadBuilder CLI tool phpab is a command line application to automate the process of generating an autoload require file with the option of creating static require lists as well as phar archives.

Features

  • scan multiple directories recursively in one run, optionally follow symlinks
  • Template based autoload code
  • Custom variables for templates
  • Compatibility mode for PHP 5.2 compliant autoloader
  • Case sensitive as well as case insensitive classname mapping
  • Phar generation, with or without compression and openssl key signing
  • Static require list generation
  • Linting of generated code

Requirements

  • PHP 5.3+
  • Tokenizer (ext/tokenizer)
  • For PHAR generation support:
    • ext/phar (write enabled: phar.readonly = Off)
    • ext/gzip (optional)
    • ext/bzip2 (optional)
    • ext/openssl (optional, for phar signing only)

Installation

Executable PHAR

The recommended why to install phpab is by downloading a fully self contained PHAR archive:

Please note: On Linux/Unix based system the phar needs to be marked executable for direct execution:

[theseer@rikka ~]$ chmod +x phpab*.phar

Once it is marked as executable, you can run it directly. For instance:

[theseer@rikka ~]$ ./phpab.phar -v
phpab 1.14.1 - Copyright (C) 2009 - 2014 by Arne Blankerts

Alternative using PEAR

phpab can also be installed using the PEAR Installer.

The PEAR channel (pear.netpirates.net) that is used to distribute phpab needs to be registered with the local PEAR environment. This can be done automatically if PEAR is configured to auto-discover channels:

[theseer@rikka ~]$ sudo pear config-set auto_discover 1

You are now ready to install the PHP Autoload Builder (phpab):

[theseer@rikka ~]$ sudo pear install pear.netpirates.net/Autoload

This should install phpab along with its dependencies, once completed, you can verify the success as follows:

[theseer@rikka ~]$ phpab -v
phpab 1.14.1 - Copyright (C) 2009 - 2014 by Arne Blankerts

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Usage

phpab [switches] <directory> [... <directoryN>]

    -i, --include    File pattern to include (default: *.php)
    -e, --exclude    File pattern to exclude

    -b, --basedir    Basedir for filepaths
    -t, --template   Path to code template to use

    -o, --output     Output file for generated code (default: STDOUT)
    -p, --phar       Create a phar archive (requires -o )
        --bzip2      Compress phar archive using bzip2 (bzip2 required)
        --gz         Compress phar archive using gzip (gzip required)
        --key        OpenSSL key file to use for signing phar archive (openssl required)

    -c, --compat     Generate PHP 5.2 compatible code
    -s, --static     Generate a static require file

    -n, --nolower    Do not lowercase classnames for case insensitivity

        --follow     Enables following symbolic links (not compatible with phar mode)
        --format     Dateformat string for timestamp
        --linebreak  Linebreak style (CR, CR/LF or LF)
        --indent     String used for indenting (default: 3 spaces)

        --tolerant   Ignore Class Redeclarations in the same file
        --once       Use require_once instead of require when creating a static require file

        --all        Include all files in given directory when creating a phar
        --alias      Specify explicit internal phar alias filename (default: output filename)

        --trusting   Do not check mimetype of files prior to parsing (default)
        --paranoid   Do check mimetype of files prior to parsing

        --var name=foo  Assign value 'foo' to variable 'name' to be used in (custom) templates

        --lint       Run lint on generated code and exit
        --lint-php   PHP binary to use for linting (default: /usr/bin/php or c:\php\php.exe)

    -h, --help       Prints this usage information
    -v, --version    Prints the version and exits

Usage Examples

[theseer@rikka ~]$ phpab -o src/autoload.inc.php src

[theseer@rikka ~]$ phpab -c -o src/autoload.inc.php src

[theseer@rikka ~]$ phpab -o src/core/autoload.inc.php -b src src

[theseer@rikka ~]$ phpab -p -o framework.phar framework/src

[theseer@rikka ~]$ phpab -p -o framework.phar --bzip2 --key sign.key framework/src

[theseer@rikka ~]$ phpab -b . --tolerant -o zf1_autoload.php -e '*/Test/*' Zend

Automation

When using phpab it is necessary to recreate the autoload file every time a new class is created. This usually also happens after pulling from a repo or when switchting branches. Using a git post-checkout hook placed in .git/hooks/post-update this can be automated for most cases.

Basic Sample:

#!/bin/bash
phpab -c -o src/autoload.inc.php src

Sample using an ant build.xml file.

#!/bin/bash
if [ -f build.xml ]; then
    ant -p | grep phpab > /dev/null

    if [ $? -eq 0 ]; then
        ant phpab > /dev/null &
    fi
fi

Template Variables

The generated code is based uppon templates provided by default in the templates subfolder. The template engine allows for simply replacing of name based placeholders. For now, only a few default variables are defined but API hooks / CLI parameters exist to set custom variables.

Known variables are:

  • ___CREATED___ Set to a timestamp of creation, format can be adjusted
  • ___CLASSLIST___ The found list classes in form of a generated map
  • ___BASEDIR___ If a Basedir is set, the value will get removed from the file path and get replaced by DIR

Used in PHAR Mode only:

  • ___PHAR___ The filename of the generated phar or it's alias when --alias is given (see src/templates/phar.php.tpl)

Custom variables as defined by passing --var name=value via cli are accessed by pre- and appending ___ to it:

  • ___name___ Going to be replaced by the value provided via cli param
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